Arterial Cord Gases

Arterial Cord Gases

Test Name:   Arterial Cord Gases
Alternate Name (s):   CORDGASA
Laboratory Module:   LAB
Ordering Mnemonic:   BGCORDA
Specimen Type:   


Collection Container:   Heprinized syringe- 5.0 ml
Container Information
Syringe for GasesSyringe for Gases
Collection Information:   Specimen to be obtained by a Respiratory Tech or Physician in labour room.

Samples must be transported to the laboratory within 30 minutes of collection, if not on ice.

Samples placed on ice slurry at collection may be transported to the laboratory within 2 hours of collection.

Test Schedule:  


Turnaround Time:   Routine

< 4.0 hours

Stat / Urgent

< 1.0 hours

Reference Interval:  


Critical Values:    
Lab Process Notes :   Blood Gas System

PH (Arterial Cord)
PCO2 (Arterial Cord)
PO2 (Arterial Cord)
HCO3 (Cal.) (Arterial Cord)
TCO2 (Cal.) (Arterial Cord)
BE (Arterial Cord)
O2SAT (Cal.) (Arterial Cord)
PH (Temp Corrected)
PCO2 (Temp Corrected)
PO2 (Temp Corrected)

Storage & Transport:   Transport to lab immediately on ice
Test Referred to :    On-site, BGH Laboratory


updated: 2014.12.10  jg

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